Most commonly found in negative constructions, such as "not cut out for ...".
(third-person singular simple present cuts out, present participle cutting out, simple past and past participle cut out)
- Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž out. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever
- Cut out the letters and paste them on the poster.
- To refrain from (doing something, using something etc.), to stop/cease (doing something).
- He had to cut out smoking in order to be prepared for the marathon
- His diet consisted of cutting out white potatoes.
- She kept clicking her heels. He told her to cut it out.
- To remove, omit.
- If we cut out the middle-man, we will both have better profits.
- To oust, to replace.
- To separate from a herd.
- The cowboy cut out the unbranded heifers.
- (intransitive) To stop working, to switch off; (of a person on the telephone etc.) to be inaudible, be disconnected.
- It was around then that the engine suddenly cut out.
- Can you say that again? You keep cutting out.
- (intransitive) To leave suddenly.
- He must have cut out of the party.
- (usually in passive) To arrange.
- He has his work cut out for him.
- To intercept
- A device that disconnects an electric circuit
- A switch used in telegraphy to change the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.
- A space or hole produced when something is removed by cutting; the piece so cut out
- (US) a railway cutting
- (US) the separation of a group of cattle from a herd; the place where they are collected
- A trusted middleman, especially in espionage